31 days in Albania Itinerary

31 days in Albania Itinerary

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Shkoder
— 5 nights
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Tirana
— 5 nights
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Berat
— 5 nights
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Gjirokaster
— 6 nights
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Butrint
— 4 nights
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Dhermi
— 4 nights

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Shkoder

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Change things up with a short trip to Komani Lake in Koman (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory, and take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Shkoder is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Shkoder: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Water Body
Shkodra Lake
4.1
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Castle
Rozafa Castle
4.5
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Bridge
Mesi Bridge
4.3

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Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to The Cave of Pellumbas (in Pellumbas), Kruje (Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, &more) and Durres (Durres Amphitheatre & Byzantine Forum (Macellum)). On the 8th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Dajti. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana day trip website.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Tirana sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Mountain
Dajti
4.4
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History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8
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Landmark
Skanderbeg Square
3.5

5
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Berat

Berat ©

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Berat: Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan), Church of St Mary (in Fier) and Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit) (in Corovode). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berat day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Berat, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
When in Gjirokaster, make a side trip to see Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit in Labove e Siperme, approximately Labove e Siperme away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, and contemplate the long history of Zekate House.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster online attractions planner.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Berat in October since evenings lows in Gjirokaster dip to 17°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Butrint.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
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Military Museum
Gjirokaster
4.2
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Architectural Building
Skenduli House
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World heritage site
Gjirokastra Bazaar
2.6

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Butrint

Butrint ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Saranda (Lekuresi Castle, Agios Saranda, &more) and Blue Eye (in Vlore).

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Butrint holiday maker website.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Butrint in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dhermi.

Things to do in Butrint

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Must see
Blue Eye
4.2
Castle
Lekuresi Castle
3.9

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Dhermi

Dhermi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dhermi: Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello (in Himare) and Vlore (Independence Monument, Zvernec Monastery, &more).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dhermi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Butrint to Dhermi in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dhermi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Dhermi Beach
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
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Landmark
Zvernec Monastery
3.7

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